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Colefax and Fowler Collection 2011

Colefax and Fowler Collection 2011

Highlights of the new collection are exceptional prints which have long been a signature of the Colefax and Fowler range. Weaves and embroideries combine gorgeous colour and luxurious texture, and checks, plains and stripes come in silk, pure wool, and velvety chenille.
Luscious florals include Haslemere, a classic Colefax design enhanced by the subtle water-colour effect of its printing, Evesham, originally an embroidery and now available with a dramatic black background, and Romilly which is notable for its gentle, antiqued effect. The stunningly figurative Coral Sea, features a realistic depiction of shells and corals, and Melbury evokes a contemporary mood with stylised oak leaves. Almost all these designs are printed on 100% pure linen.
Weaves and embroideries expand on some of the decorative themes established by the prints, and are available in both linen and silk. Again there is a superb variety whether you prefer the sumptuous embellished appliqué of Brockham, the impact of a more contemporary large scale design like Kashmir Leaf, or the elegant fantasy flower trail of Madeleine. Life-size roses in full bloom are scattered across Roseberry, while the stylish two-tone leaves of Langdale create a more graphic effect.
Complementing this array of pattern is a strong selection of plains, woven checks, and stripes.
These offer appealing contrasts of texture particularly between the soft, matt finish of pure Italian
and Scottish wool Lisle Check, Lisle, and Kelburn Check, and the lustrous silk of stripes such
as Juliana which features raised stitching for added textural interest. Plains, Stratford and Branton incorporate the soft drape of chenille in tweed and herringbone weaves respectively. Expanding the palette are sophisticated new colours from stylish neutrals, slate, charcoal, brown and pewter, to glamorous gold, silver and lilac.